Top of the line Bordeaux produced wines can be incredibly expensive. Frankly the reams of attention that these wines garner is disproportionate as those top drawer wines are completely out of the affordability range of 99% of the population. Below that thin crust, however, lies an abundance of wines that people like me can afford – and offer good quality to price ratios.
The Jean-Pierre Moueix red made from grapes in the Pomerol can be had for about 20-27$ depending on how much your local government gouges you. The wine itself is thick with swirling, ripe (not jammy) fruit. This is a brash and confident wine that could bridge the gap between old school and wines that want to compete on the world stage.
Bordeaux wine sales have taken a beating over the years, but producers are listing to what the international buyers want – and making their wine better by importing wine making techniques from the new world aimed at getting riper fruit. This wine is a great example of this trend.
Music Match: The confident hands of Eric Clapton “Wonderful Tonight” – live with a reggae beat backing him. The Song recorded at Carnegie Hall is a modern adaptation of his own classic, renewed with a reggae feel – a new world musical sensation influencing an old world master.
Leave a comment and me know what wine you would match with this music.
Part 1/5 in the BottleDJ 2010 Fall Classic Focus on Bordeaux.